I'm not sure. :roll: I was working on one of them yesterday and planed it down to about 1/4" Using my Bending Branches canoe paddle as a goby, upon casual inspection it "seems" thinner. But after a closer look it would appear that perhaps it too is about 1/4" thick, but tapering at the edges a bit. Wish I had a caliper.beekeeper said:Looking good.
How thin are you planning to make them?
haha! That's a good name. I had some other names come to mind. Come to think of it, they would be fitting also. :lol:seedtick said:"lady grain" - that's grain that can't make up its mind which way it wants to go, but don't tell your wife that's what it's called
That was never my original plan. I just stayed with my original idea. Two halves, hollowed out, but left solid at the paddle face and ends, where the ferrule will mate the two pieces.Kayak Jack said:Russ, did you abandon the bird's mouth idea?
For an old guy, you catch on fast. :wink:Kayak Jack said:OK, so the loom is solid on both ends, and hollow in the middle of each half. I'm sure you have learned a LOT.
A few of the plans I saw online did call out a notch in the top head.Kayak Jack said:I wonder a whatiffen. Whatiffen the face that bites onto the rounded paddle loom, we're concave under those rags? Could provide more bearing surface and less deformation?